Relationships: Build Bridges…Not Fences…Relationship Building

There once were 2 brothers who lived side by side.  They had lived as neighbors for nearly 25, when finally, they had their first big disagreement.   Both were working men with nice big families, and they both took great care of their homes and yards, and surrounding.  Their families would often have dinner at each…

Abner Doubleday Story…Sometimes, what no one knows about you is far more important than what everyone knows about you! From War to Baseball

Sometimes, what no one knows about you is far more important than what everyone knows about you! Let’s take Abner Doubleday for example:Most of us know that he was the inventor of the game of baseball? But did you know? *In all of his literary works, which number well into the hundreds or even thousands,…

I Want to be a Smart Phone…

As a teacher, I get my heart broken from time to time on Free-Write Fridays.  On those days, the students are allowed to write about anything that they would like.  They can write happy or sad, funny or mad.  They can write literally, whatever they want.  And because it is free-write Friday, they do not…

Are You Doing Your Part?

There once was a boy who needed help.  He needed help from his parents, his teachers, his coaches, and he needed help from God.  He was in a very bad place in his life, and he simply did not know how to let others know that he was hurting.  Every day he thought and thought…

Have You Offered a Hand Lately?

Last year, in the middle of winter, a wealthy bar owner from New York, who had a day off from work, and who was consequently bored half to death, decided that he wanted to try an experiment. He was growing a little tired of rude, discourteous, and non-gracious patrons in his bar.  He dressed up…

Words Can be Very Painful…Words Can Really Hurt…We All Need to Choose Our Words Wisely!

A younger teacher named Bo had been tutoring a weak and struggling student for nearly an entire school year. They had worked together for hour upon hour.  The student really enjoyed spending this time with Bo, as he was someone that the student found it easy to look up to, and also to talk to…

Youth Sports Problems and Issues…Parents Do Not Behave, and They Blame the Coach for Nearly Everything.

When a parent does not agree with a coach…Or his kid doesn’t play enough…Or that parent is not happy with the lineup or the defense or whatever the case may be… How does that suddenly turn into “This coach sucks”…”He knows nothing”…”We need to get rid of him!”… Then, when that parent’s child is given another…